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Vol 24 No 8 Aug/Sept 2019

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Life and the Law in the Era of Data-Driven Agency

Edited by: Mireille Hildebrandt, Kieron O'Hara

ISBN13: 9781788971997
To be Published: January 2020
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00



This ground-breaking and timely book explores how big data, artificial intelligence and algorithms are creating new types of agency, and the impact that this is having on our lives and the rule of law. Addressing the issues in a thoughtful, cross-disciplinary manner, the authors examine the ways in which data-driven agency is transforming democratic practices and the meaning of individual choice. Leading scholars in law, philosophy, computer science and politics analyse the latest innovations in data science and machine learning, assessing the actual and potential implications of these technologies. They investigate how this affects our understanding of such concepts as agency, epistemology, justice, transparency and democracy, and advocate a precautionary approach that takes the effects of data-driven agency seriously without taking it for granted.

Scholars and students of law, ethics and philosophy, in particular legal, political and democratic theory, will find this book a compelling and invaluable read, as will computer scientists interested in the implications of their own work. It will also prove insightful for academics and activists working on privacy, fairness and antidiscrimination.

Subjects:
Data Protection, IT and Internet Law
Contents:
Foreword - Kieron O'Hara and Mireille Hildebrandt
1. Introduction. Life and the law in the era of data-driven agency - Mireille Hildebrandt, Kieron O'Hara
Part I
2. Between the editors - Kieron O'Hara and Mireille Hildebrandt
3. Data-driven agency and knowledge - Paul Dumouchel
4. The emergent limbic media system - Julie E. Cohen
5. Smart technologies and our sense of self: going beyond epistemic counter-profiling - Sylvie Delacroix and Michael Veale
6. Rethinking transparency for the Internet of Things - m.c. schraefel, Richard Gomer, Enrico Gerding, Carsten Maple
7. From the digital to a post-digital era? - Charles Ess
Part II
8. Do digital technologies put democracy in jeopardy? - Gerard de Vries
9. In defence of `Toma': algorithmic enhancement of a sense of justice - David Stevens
10. The conservative reaction to data-driven agency - Kieron O'Hara and Mark Garnett
11. Artificial intelligence, affordances and fundamental rights - Christoph B. Graber
12. Throttling machine learning - Paul Ohm
13. In the hall of masks. Contrasting modes of personification - Niels van Dijk
14. Life and the law in the era of machine agency - Mireille Hildebrandt
Index